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Facebook Denies Accessing Users' Text Messages

Drakin020 NHave you seen the permissions? (130 comments)

Have you seen the permissions the Facebook App has on the HTC Rezound? (And I'm sure on other phones.) Oh BTW you cant actually remove the FB App from this phone unless you root it.

This is exactly what it says on my phone...

Permissions: This application can access the following on your phone.

- Your personal information
Read contact data, write contact data

-Services that cost you money
Send SMS Messages

-Your messages
Edit SMS or MMS, read SMS or MMS, receive SMS

-Your location
fine(GPS) location

-Network communication
full Internet access

-Your accounts
act as an account authenticator, manage the accouns list

-Storage
modify/delete SD card contents

-Phone calls
read phone state and identity

-System Tools
prevent phone from sleeping, write sync settings

more than 2 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

Drakin020 Re:Who cares (2058 comments)

Actually no, you can't filter out Idle. It's never worked right for me.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

Drakin020 Who cares (2058 comments)

Seriously this is stuff that does not belong on the front page of a technology website.

more than 3 years ago
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I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

Drakin020 LED TV (480 comments)

I have an LED TV in my room, still counting all the dots, hang on.....

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy

Drakin020 Re:Fucking backwards (602 comments)

It's easy to tell when someone has lost an argument. :-D

If your proven wrong, just start name calling!

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy

Drakin020 Re:Fucking backwards (602 comments)

So the last thing you can show me regarding this was from the Vietnam War.....

The thing is, we don't show enough of "Babies being blown up" and it sounds wrong, but think about it.

If Americans saw what war really did to people, there would be more people against the war. You see, American's don't like that kind of stuff.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy

Drakin020 Re:Fucking backwards (602 comments)

Wait so this was on Fox news? CNN? NBC?

Oh you mean it's on the internet, with tons of other gross images that most Americans really don't care about.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC Fights To Maintain Indecency Policy

Drakin020 Re:Fucking backwards (602 comments)

I'm sorry, care to show me the latest TV show that displays the blowing up of a real life baby?

That's right, you can't, because it's not shown on TV.

more than 3 years ago
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Woman Jailed For Starting Office Fire To Leave Work Early

Drakin020 What? (136 comments)

News for nerds? Stuff that matters? This is not front-page material.

more than 4 years ago
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Taylor Momsen Did Not Write This Slashdot Headline

Drakin020 Head explodes (192 comments)

"Taylor Momsen Did Not Write This Slashdot Headline." ...
"Hugh Pickens writes..." .....
"David Carr writes that..." /Head explodes

more than 4 years ago
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Study Shows People In Power Make Better Liars

Drakin020 Makes sense... (265 comments)

Well yeah? How else would they have gotten into that kind of power?

more than 4 years ago
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Aussie Attorney General Says Gamers Are Scarier Than Biker Gangs

Drakin020 Well....Yeah? (409 comments)

And Bikers would be more of a threat to me than terrorist if I tried to outlaw motorcycles.

Christians would be more of a threat than street thugs if I tried to ban religion.

It's stating the obvious here....

more than 4 years ago
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Really Misleading Ads From Broadband Providers

Drakin020 What hacks me off. (256 comments)

What hacks me off about ISP's is the available packages for internet.

I just moved up to Colorado, and I had to sign up for internet at my new apartment. It was DSL, and the available packages were as follows...

1.5mb
3.0mb
7.0mb
10.0 mb

When in reality all that I need for gaming, and some Hulu action is perhaps 5mb, but they get you to take that extra jump to 7mb so they can charge you more. All that most anyone needs is maybe 3mb and even that would allow you to some some video streaming (Perhaps not in HD) 5mb would do most American's just fine.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Removes Search Choices For BlackBerrys

Drakin020 Not on mine (510 comments)

I have a Blackberry Curve with Verizon, and I still have Google listed.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

Drakin020 Re:My god. (806 comments)

Typically I'd agree with you, but this statement here...

"Tatro said she was 'looking forward to Monday's embalming therapy"

Is reason enough to be concerned. When some kind of school shooting happens, there is typically a message before hand. Sure, you can shrug off the "I wana cuta bitch" but when you make statements like the one posted above, there needs to be some kind of action.

more than 4 years ago
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Mega Man 10 Confirmed For WiiWare

Drakin020 Re:THIS IS WHERE THE MARKET IS! (104 comments)

Bah your right man. My mistake, should have said "Sptite based games" or something.

more than 4 years ago
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Mega Man 10 Confirmed For WiiWare

Drakin020 THIS IS WHERE THE MARKET IS! (104 comments)

Seriously! There is obviously a market for people who like retro games, and the developers need to take advantage of this.

Do you understand how many people would buy a new 8-bit RPG game similar to something like Chrono Trigger? Holy crap, I'd jump all over that.

This is when games were about the story, and not about the shiny graphics.

more than 4 years ago
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Malware Found Hidden In Screensaver On Gnome-Look

Drakin020 Re:At least it was fixable. (611 comments)

I've never had to use a tool to remove a virus. The thing is, those tools are designed to remove some of the key entries of the virus, but it's still just registry keys and temp files. I've seen those fake anti-virus programs, and if you know your way around the registry, you CAN remove it without the need of a 3rd party tool.

more than 4 years ago
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Malware Found Hidden In Screensaver On Gnome-Look

Drakin020 Re:At least it was fixable. (611 comments)

Ah but here is the problem.

To you, removing a virus from Linux is easy, because you are obviously an intelligent Linux user.

(Someone posted above the removal instructions)

For you to write out: sudo rm -f /usr/bin/Auto.bash /usr/bin/run.bash /etc/profile.d/gnome.sh index.php run.bash && sudo dpkg -r app5552

seems like nothing at all, but what about the average computer user? Do you think they know what sudo is? Hell I don't use Linux and I have no idea what the shit any of that stuff means. So no, that would only work with someone who really knows what they are doing with Linux.

Now on the flip side, you say...

"On Windows and the like, things are so complicated that Anti-virus software is almost required to remove some of their malware"

Ah, but this is going off the assumption that we are dealing with an average Windows user, not an expert user (Such as your self with Linux)

An expert Windows user like myself would say "Removing Malware is easy, just go into the registry's run section, remove what looks suspicious, delete temp files, prefetch, and search for the malware running process (Example: virus.exe) in the registry, and delete it"

Ah see that to me is easy, I've done things like that all the time, and it's just cake.

So I guess the point I'm trying to make is that...To you, removing a virus like this from Linux can be really simple...to someone who knows Linux, but the same can be said to a Windows user...who knows about Windows.

more than 4 years ago

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